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Ayotzinapa: Eight Years of Impunity

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About the lecture: On September 26-27, 2014, the students of Ayotzinapa came under attack in the city of Iguala. Police, soldiers and members of an organized crime group wounded scores, killed six people and forcibly disappeared 43 students. The government at the time lied and tortured to cover up the truth. The current government promised to fully investigate, but recently released a report appearing to absolve former high-level military officials. Is this a new strategy of impunity?

John Gibler is the author of Mexico Unconquered: Chronicles of Power and Revolt (City Lights, 2009), To Die in Mexico: Dispatches From Inside the Drug War (City Lights, 2011), I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us: An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa (City Lights, 2017), and Torn from the World: A Guerrilla’s Escape from a Secret Prison in Mexico (City Lights, 2018).

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